What is teeth whitening?
Teeth whitening is a simple procedure that removes stains and discoloration from your teeth.
How is teeth whitening achieved?
An impression is taken to make a specialized “mouthguard” to hold the bleach against the teeth. The material is used for 30-45 minutes each day for up to two weeks, and at the end of this time and up to two weeks following the completion of treatment, whitening can occur.
Will it Work For Me?
Whitening will only work for stain caused by certain medications if the discoloration is very mild. Teeth that are discolored because of medication or excessive fluoride are not good candidates whitening. For very severely stained teeth, crowns or porcelain veneers may be more appropriate.
Before your teeth can be whitened we must check the them for cavities, as the whitening gel can cause serious damage if it leaks into these areas. If cavities are found, they must be repaired before tooth whitening takes place. If there are no cavities, we can begin the whitening process.